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Wednesday, February 21, 197


Page Nine'

Wednesday, February 21, 1 97~ THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine


Wolverines boast top
teams in conference


Orr will


By DAN BORUS Canham commented most highly cohesiveness and a tendency to
According to Michigan Athletic on Orr and the Michigan basket- stand around came to haunt the
Director Don Canham those South ball program, saying, "I think Orr Wolverines in one portion of the
End Crisler Arena vocalists who and his assistants have done a fine season as they lost four of five
have filled the air with shouts of job." games, two by the slightest of mar-
"Orr must go" and variations on In the past few weeks Orr has gins.
that theme, have done so in vain. been under a good deal of criti- In that five game stretch the
Canham indicated-to the Daily that cism. His squad was expected by Wolverines were never out of a
Coach John Orr, much maligned many to capture the Big Ten game, but somehow they were
for his cage squad's off again-on crown. However, ,the Wolverines edged out at the last moment.
again performance will be on the have faltered at points during the During the defeat filled weeks
bench leading the Wolverines next Big Ten season and presently hold many students and fans expressed
season. a 6-4 loop record. more than mild displeasure with
"Orr will be back next season," The current squad was ,consid- Orr's performance, as coach.
Canham intoned. "I could not en- ered one of the strongest in Michi- In the last two outings, however,
vision the season without him gan's cage history. With the addi- the Wolverines have caught fire
back." tion of Campenella Russell to a and trounced their respective op-
Since Orr is not officially under group of seniors who had twice ponents by large scores.
contract with the Athletic Depart- made a run at the Big Ten crown Although the Wolverines still
ment, he was not technically re- the Wolverines were expected to have a shot at the Big Ten title,
hired. Orr is currently working on finish high in the standings once their chances are a game away
the first year of a three year in- again this year. from contention.
formal agreement with the depart- The team started off the Big Ten Canham bristled at some of the
ment, according to reliable sourc- season well, running up three key fire Orr has drawn in recent
es. wins in a row. But a lack of court weeks. "Some of those (criticizing'

Orr) don't really understand the
game. The Big Ten is an extreme-
ly rough league. Orr has brought
a challenger and that is all one
can realistically hope for."
Orr, in reference to the criticism
concluded "that not everything is
the coach's fault. There are some
things a coach can not do."
Orr joined the Michigan coach-
ing staff as an assistant to Head
Coach Dave Strack after a coach-
ing stint at Massachusetts.
He assumed the Head coaching
job in 1968-69. Currently in his fifth
season with the Wolverines, Orr
has compiled a 108-82 record to
His most successful season was
the 1972 campaign in which his
squad finished second in the Big
Ten with a 12-2 conference slate
and was invited to the National
Invitational Tournament.

With a second place in cross-'
country and a co-championship in
football Michigan is in top conten-
tion to cop the all-sports trophy in
the Big Ten.
Michigan is the proud defender ofj
the coveted trophy won from Michi-
gan State the previous year but if
you wish to view this honored
award don't look for it on the
corner of Hoover and" State. As a
matter of fact, don't look anywhere
because no such trophy exists.
The all-sports trophy is an imag-
inary concoction of unsubstantiated
origin that is unofficially awarded
to the Big Ten school with the most
success in the various Big Ten
sports. The Big Ten sanctions no
such award although the idea has
been proposed.
Michigan's Athletic Director Don
Canham said he would be in favor
of such an award as Michigan
!would more than likely win the

-Daily PhotoI

Two More Years


Celtics grab seventh straight win
By The Associated Press ninth in 23 starts. lege basketball victory over Bowl-
BOSTON - The streaking Bos- d a ly* * * ing Green last night.
ton Celtics, led by John Havlicek, So does Mizzou The visitors built a 16-point lead
Paul Silas and Dave Cowens, won COLUMBIA Mo. - 16th ranked in the first half and then went on
thi eet oneuiegm Missouri combined a balanced of- a1-otsom pe fe ne-
yesterday afternoon in a 107-97 Na- fensive attack with its *best de- mission to put the game out of
tional Basketball Association vic- reach.
tory over the Phoenix Suns. fensive performance to date to Allie McGuire added 14 points
The Celtics, who began their NIGHT. EDITOR: stop 13th-ranked Kansas State 80- and George Frazier 12 to help Mar-
streak 10 days ago, boosted their DAN BORUS lsin a Big Eight basketball game quette notch its 10th straight tri-
record to 51-12, the best in the It as only the second loss in umph and improve its record to
league. 10 conference games for the league- 212.
Havlicek, shaking off a knee ail- kept them within 3l/ games of leading Wildcats. Missouri scored * * *
ment and a bruised ankle, spark- first-place Boston in the Atlantic its sixth win in 10 Big Eight games Bulls bust
ed the Celtics with 26 points. Silas, Division. tormilntidpa
acquired from Phoenix last sum- New York led 81-79 after three The Misso defense held K- CHICAGO - After suffering 11
mer, hit for 19 points and grabbed periods, then outscored Portland State to 32.9 per cent from the straight defeats, the Chicago Bulls
22 rebounds. 14-6 to take a 95-85 lead. With five field 27 field g ended their worst club ldsing
Cowens gave Havlicek and Silas minutes remaining, the Knicks 82 The Tigers' offense streak last night with a stellar
82attempts. TeTids f e e nsv efrac obah
plenty of help with 20 points, in- were ahead 101-94 before Rick Ad- hit 50.7p t 34 out of defensive performance to beat the
cluding a key layup and ensuing elman and Sidney Wicks led a 67. 7per cen, canning Los Angeles Lakers 103-89 in a Na-
free throw late in the game as charge that cut the margin to 103. tional Basketball Association con-
Boston shook off a Phoenix chal 101 with 1:50 to go. test,
lenge. Cowens also had 14 re- Then Walt Frazier, Lucas and And Marquette too The Bulls last defeated the world
bounds. Dave DeBusschere sank quick bas- BOWLING GREEN, Ohio-Larry + champion Lakers on Oct. 22 of 1971
The Celtics took a 24-20 first per- kets to put it out of reach. Lucas McNeill and Maurice Lucas netted and since then had dropped seven
iod lead, fell behind 52-50 at the finished with 27 points and Brad- 17 points apiece to lead fifth-rank- straight in league play and four in
half and then moved in front 78- lev added 20 for New York while ed Marquette to an easy 84-58 col- the playoffs.
72 at the three - quarter mark. Wicks scored 31 and Geoff Petrie,
Phoenix closed to within three held scoreless in the last period,r
points, 94-91, with five minutes had 28 for the Trail Blazers.
left. but Boston pulled out of reach i 1 T* *

award as often as any Big Ten
member. "It would be something
to hang our hat to," remarked
Canham was unsure as to why
an award such as this was never
created but cited the fact that there
are "too many trophies" awarded
already as possible opposition to
the proposal.
In any case, Michigan is on its
way to retaining the uncertain
honor although only the fall sports
champions have been determined.
Except for basketball all winter
sports champions in the Big Ten
are found in a season finale cham-
pionship meet.
After an undefeated season the
Wolverine wrestlers coached by
Rick Bay feel they have a good
chance of winning the title at the
Big Ten- Meet February 23 and 24.
Michigan State and Iowa, however,
should prove to be stubborn com-
Michigan could prove themselves
number one in gymnastics at the
Big Ten Meet March 2 and 3. The
gymnasts have downed SIU, the
defending NCAA Champs, Southern
Illinois, and have lost only to Penn
Indiana is almost assured another
Big Ten title in swimming but
Michigan has the inside shot at
placing second in the Big Ten
Meet to be held March 1-3. The
Wolverines have lost only to In-
diana in competition this season.
Coach Dixon Farmer's track
squad may well come out on top
in the Big Ten Meet March 2 and
3 at Purdue. The Wolverines carne
up with an upset over Michigan
State a week ago. The Spartans are
considered the conference power
in track.
It has yet to be seen what kind
of winning talent Michigan has in
spring sports but the Wolverines
should offer top notch quality at
least in tennis.
Canham particularly cited the
impressive athletic facilities as an
important advantage in recruiting.
"The facilities impress high school
kids and is a great factor in re-
cruiting," remarked Canham add-
ing that the relatively poor con-
ditions of the hockey facilities is
disadvantageous in recruiting hock-
ey talent.

with seven consecutive points.
Charlie Scott topped Phoeni l d 'gers bust


scorers with 25 points. Connie ATHENS, Ohio - With 6-foot-11
Hawkins managed only 10 against twins Kerry and Kim Hughes dom-
the tough Boston defense. inating the boards and Leon How-
* * * ard pumping in 25 points, Wiscon-
New York wins sin rolled over Ohio University 82-
EW YORK erry Lucas and s 68 in a college basketball game
Bill Bradley led a brief New York Kerry Hughes snagged 15 re-
spurt early in the fourth quarter bounds and Kim 14 as the Badgers
that enabled the Knicks to hold off overcame an early 4 deficit to build
a late Portland rally and beat theoep a 10-point halftime lead and
Trail Blazers 110-106 last night. coast to victory.
NaTe victowBaske te 4Associath Kerry and Kim also contributed
season for the Knicks, one moren14 and 13 pints, respectively, in
than fthe Io he K s, ye mr e n helping t isconsin to improve its
thantheywon ll ast earandrecord to 9-11. The loss was Ohio's

AP Photo
CHARLEY SCOTT of the Phoenix Suns looks ama zed as he goes after a loose ball last night in first
period play against the Boston Celtics. Defending is tireless Celtic guard Don Chaney. Boston won its
seventh straight, 107-94. Scott led-Phoenix scorers in its losing battle against the tough Celtics with 25

Seagren stars in



Milwaukee 118, Cleveland 100
Chicago 103, Los Angeles 89

Mechanic Training Program
Cranking and Charging 045
Starts Wednesday, February 21, 1973, Six (6) Weeks, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
This course includes the operation and service of cranking systems and both
AC and DC charging systems. Tests and adjustments are made on live
vehicles whenever possible.
Snowmobiles 063
Starts Saturday, February 24, 1973, Six (6) Weeks, 9:00-12:00 a.m.
Specialized instruction in the operation and service procedures of snow-
mobiles. Emphasis is placed on Tune Up and periodic maintenance.
Basic Tune Up 043
Starts Monday, February 26, 1973, Six (6) Weeks, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
This class will cover the fundamentals necessary for proper tune up. Stu-
dents will receive practical experience on their own cars.
Automotive Service Center
5115 Carpenter Road
Ypsilanti, Michigan
COST: $20.00 per course
PHONE NUMBER: 434-1555
Limit of twenty (20) students per class

By The Associated Press
vaulter Bob Seagren, who had
never "earned a legal dime in ath-
letics," turned the Superstars
sports carnival into a one-man
show yesterday and collected a
whopping $39,700.
Winners on the pro track tour
are scheduled to receive $500 an
event, which would force Seagren
to win the pole vault competition
80 times to better what he earned
within 36 hours here.
The handsome part-time actor,
The Top 20
1. UCLA (39) 21-0.2 816
2. N. C. State (2) 21-0 )740
3. Long Beach State 20-1 637
4. tie Minnesota 16-2 560
Daily Libels 16-0-2 560
5. Marquette 20-0 537
6. North Carolina 20-4 412
7. Providence 18-2 327
X.Maryland 17-4 195
9. Houston 18-3 192
10. Indiana 155 172
11. St. John's, N.Y. 18-3 150,
12. SW Louisiana 19-2 144
13. Kansas State 18-3 129
14. Memphis State 19-4 115
15. New Mexico 21-3 95
16. Missouri 17-4 54
17. Purdue 14-3 49
18. Alabama 16-4 46
19. Virginia Tech 19-4 43
20. Jacksonville 15-3 42:
Others revcelving votes, listed alpha-
betically: Austin Peay; Brigham Young;,
Colorado; Florida State; Iowa; Louis-I
ville; Marshall; Oral Roberts; Penn; St.
Joseph's, Pa.; San Francisco; SouthI
Carolina; Syracuse; Tennessee; Tulsa;
Vanderbilt; Virginia.1

a gold medalist in the 1968 Olym-
nics but a disappointment at
Mrich when his vaulting pole was
outlawed, swept four of the last six
events on a unique 10-sport pro-
Ten of the world's best-known
athletes strained through two days
of action in events other than those
for which they are famous, com-
peting for a $122,000 purse.
Seagren, 26, began his march by
psetting former heavyweight box-
ing champ Joe Frazier in weight-
lifting Monday night and then won
the baseball hitting, half-mile run
and one-mile bicycle race yester-
Jean-Claude Killy, the French
idol of the ski slopes, was No. 2
overall-despite not winning an
event-and took home $23,400.
Table tennis was dominated by
Rod Laver, and the tennis great
from Australia rallied to tie for
third in all events with race driver
Peter Revson. Each man earned
The top five finishers in each
soort were awarded points on a 10-
7-4-2-1 basis, with each point worth
$300. Then, the No. 1 overall man
received an extra $25,000, with
515,000 for second and $10,000 for
Seagren was a late entry, being
selected when golfer Gary Player
of South Africa was forced to with-
draw due to illness.
"Only a strange turn of events
allowed me to win all this money,"

said the 175-pound vaulter. "If the tries, dethroned heavyweight cham-New York71 0, Portland 106
International T r a c k Association pion Joe Frazier and pro football ABA
hadn't strated business, I would quarterback John Unitas, tied for Carolina 123, New York 106
have retired after the '72 01m atwth1 ons Meis 107, Virginia 103
pics." , I NHL
Seagren, Jim Ryun, Kip Keino The Superstars is scheduled to"Pittsburgh 4, New York Islanders 0
Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 3
and other trackmen of note begin ; be an annual event and the top IaCOLLEGE BASKETBALL
the first pro circuit in the, sport four men are supposed to be in. Wisconsin 82, Ohio 68
with a March 24 meet in Los An- vited to return in 1974. Providence 86, Villanova 71
getees.o reurn ..n.19.4Marquette 84, Bowling Green 58
geles. - - - - -- -
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds'..................................
slugging catcher, was fifth and
earned $7,800. He was tied for sec- LECTURER IN JOURNALISM
ond before failing to qualify for
the bicycle race finals. Bench's (1
b ik e lo c k e d g e a r s d u r i n g a t r i alheiaag
heat and, despite being given a
clock, he failed by 0.8 of a second Christian Science Monitor
to take the final place away from Bureau Correspondent
Revson. Washington Bra orsodn
Basketball giant Elvin Hayes of Former Moscow Bureau Correspondent
the Baltimore Bullets edged Killy
in the 100-yard dash in 11.5 sec- SPEAKING ON:
onds. The 6-foot-9 Hayes made
$7,200. "Date Line: Moscow
Rod Gilbert, All-Star winger of
the New York Rangers hockey e ortino in the i"
team, tied for seventh overall with Rep ot SovietUnon
pro bowler Jim Stefanich of JolietAn
Ill., and' each took checks for Wed., Feb. 21 4 p.m. AUd. B, Angell Nall
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